Regional economy presents challenges

In last week’s “Progress Edition” the News reported on new business ventures started in 2016, on next-gen professionals making a difference in the region, and on the booming real estate and wedding industries in the area. There was lots of good news. More...

Posted 1/17/2017 05:51 PM

Catskills real estate market enjoyed boom year in 2016

Younger buyers making the move to the mountains

In a region dominated and defined by the Catskill Forest Preserve and the New York City Watershed, the business of buying, selling, and managing real estate has become just about the biggest, if not the single biggest sector of the economy and is a v More...

Posted 1/10/2017 08:53 PM

Historic NYC tax settlement bodes well for the region

Middletown wins challenge to city over assessments of sewer lines

For much of the 20th century, economic progress in the region was slow but steady. In 1967, the ski industry was booming on the invention of snowmaking. More...

Posted 1/10/2017 08:53 PM

Catskill wedding business continues to be blissful

Mountain scenery a popular attraction for downstate pairs

A bright spot on the economic horizon for several years now, the wedding business in the region, shows no signs of slowing. More...

Posted 1/10/2017 08:53 PM

2016 will be remembered as a monumental year

Catskill Mtn. News is changing hands; MTC turns 100; Titan marks 50th

It was a monumental year! More...

Posted 1/10/2017 08:53 PM

Change equals progress in 2016

Signs of change were everywhere in the News community in 2016 and 2017 looks like another busy year. Mostly, the signs were positive. More...

Posted 1/10/2017 08:53 PM

Hotel keeps Andes hopping year ’round

Got a craving for root vegetables? Winter squashes? Cabbages or borscht? Want that “stick to your ribs” food served up with entertainment ranging from comedy to karaoke? More...

Posted 1/3/2017 09:11 PM

Smile, You’re on the Slopes!

Marty Pelta, professional photographer, is ready indoors and out to help people at Plattekill Mt. Ski Center record their great skiing memories. More...

Posted 12/27/2016 11:47 PM

Holidays are special at Pine Hill’s Zephyr

With the arrival of winter in the Catskills, the dinner specials at Zephyr are heartier and more full bodied and the bar and restaurant is cozier than ever. More...

Posted 12/20/2016 11:48 PM

Cabinet maker setting up shop at Andes location

Moving business from Delhi space to ex-auction site

After 14 years in the same Delhi location, a custom woodwork- er is expanding and moving to Andes. More...

Posted 12/13/2016 08:37 PM

Catskills Yoga House developing new approach

Chichester studio has evolved after owner’s relocation

Though it’s probably been around since the sixth century BC, the practice of yoga in the United States has exploded in popularity in the United States during the last decade and just outside of Phoenicia, the Catskills Yoga House is developing More...

Posted 12/13/2016 08:37 PM

Just Shop Boutique open for business

A boutique clothing and accessories shop opened in Arkville last week, just in time for the holiday shopping season. More...

Posted 11/29/2016 09:12 PM

Classic Dining Close To Home

Traditional, affordable feasts at local restaurants

For most Americans, the Thanksgiving holiday is all about the meal! As family sizes decrease, and families are scattered around the country, many are opting to eat out for this All- American holiday. More...

Posted 11/15/2016 07:54 PM

Powell Co. credits listening and solid communication to their long success in home improvement projects

When winter approaches and people think of all the projects they’ve neglected in their homes, the phone starts to ring at Powell Home Improvements in One- onta. A short conversation with Jeff Powell makes it obvious why. More...

Posted 11/8/2016 08:00 PM

Historic Delaware House Inn gets new life as modern lodging

Buildings being carefully restored by new owners

A set of three historic Andes buildings that have served at vari ous times in their past lives as a hotel, a barber shop, a tavern, and a hunting lodge are now in the hands of new owners, have undergone or are undergoing extensive renovation and are More...

Posted 10/25/2016 06:21 PM

J. Roccos Steakhouse & Speakeasy: A Classic Meat-Lover’s Paradise

Menu also offers vegetarian and kids’ options

Meat lovers unite! Since J. Roccos Steakhouse and Speak- easy opened in 2012, diners have flocked to the Shandaken restaurant on the banks of the Esopus Creek. More...

Posted 10/18/2016 07:47 PM

Wadler Bros. a 60-year business mainstay

With nearly 60 years of service to community behind them, Wadler Brothers Home Center has evolved from a farm-based provider of building materials needed in the region to a major home center that caters to both contractors and individual buyers in a More...

Posted 10/18/2016 07:48 PM

Titan Drilling has half-century of expertise in water solutions

In a region that never thinks lightly about its water, Titan Drilling has been the go-to water supply company of the region for more than half a century. More...

Posted 10/11/2016 10:27 PM

Woodnotes Grille makes sure you feel at home

Extraordinary food is fresh, local and creative

As it nears the first anniversary of its opening, Woodnotes Grille at the Emerson Resort and Spa has established itself as a great place to begin or end any day. More...

Posted 10/4/2016 05:08 PM

Visitors got firsthand experience at newly reopened Emerson Spa

State-of-the-art facility receives rave reviews

More than 200 locals turned out last Thursday night to help celebrate the grand re-opening of the spa at the Emerson Resort and Spa. More...

Posted 10/4/2016 05:08 PM

Andes Hotel is historic community anchor

Home of great food, live music & events

An important anchor business in Andes, the Andes Hotel has been welcoming families and partygoers for much of the last century. More...

Posted 9/20/2016 08:07 PM

Inking the Plate

Insider’s Guide to Catskills Eats

Crazy River Café and Deli  845 586-6266   More...

Posted 9/6/2016 09:23 PM

New farm stand opens in Mt. Tremper

Two years after idea, proprietors finally open for business

Hard work pays off:   In the mid-afternoon heat of a windy Sunday afternoon, Kham Nguyen is struggling with his new “OPEN” flag that he set up outside his business, Tremper Hill Farms.  More...

Posted 9/6/2016 09:23 PM

Inking the Plate

Insider’s Guide to Catskills Eats

Peekamoose Big Indian 845 254-6500   More...

Posted 8/30/2016 06:45 PM

Bonnie Key new Timberland Properties agent

Works out of company’s office in Stamford

Stamford — Bonnie Key has joined Coldwell Banker Timberland Properties as a licensed real estate salesperson in the company’s Stamford office. More...

Posted 8/9/2016 08:40 PM

Ringing in 100 Years

LIKE OLD TIMES — Former and current employees of the Margaretville Telephone Co. celebrated the company's 100th anniversary at a party on Friday at Hanah Country Resort in Margaretville. More...

Posted 8/9/2016 08:41 PM

J. Roccos Steakhouse and Speakeasy

An old-fashioned experience with a modern sensibility

Since J. Roccos Steakhouse and Speakeasy opened in 2012, diners have flocked to the restaurant on the banks of the Esopus Creek in Shandaken. Named after Johnny Rocco, Edward G. More...

Posted 1/10/2017 08:53 PM

Next-Gen presence low key, but high impact

Young professionals making their mark in area businesses

Whether looking at the quality of a community from an economic or a sociological standpoint, one of the key indicators used to gauge current health and future potential is the status of the young. Are their numbers great? Is the cohort healthy? More...

Posted 1/10/2017 08:53 PM

New enterprises a good sign of optimism in the region

Variety of businesses have opened shop during the past year

From sweet shops to wellness, from woodwork to distilleries, 2016 was a very good year for new, re-opening and expanding businesses with a diverse array of offerings in Ulster and Delaware counties. More...

Posted 1/10/2017 08:53 PM

Cultural attractions abound throughout Catskill Region

All four seasons are filled with diverse offerings

Along with the great outdoors, arts and cultural opportunities throughout the region are the top attraction for visitors even as they enhance the quality of life for people who live and work here. More...

Posted 1/10/2017 08:53 PM

Proposed Belleayre Resort, Hubbell farm offer distinctive types of tourism possibilities

Region’s offerings have broad appeal to boost economy

In 2016, for the first time in memory, reports indicated that Delaware County is capturing the tourist market in a way that outpaces every other county in New York. More...

Posted 1/10/2017 08:53 PM

Cheers To 2016’s New Businesses!

NEW BUSINESSES IN 2016 — Union Grove Distillery in Arkville and Wayside Cider in Andes both made their debuts in the area last year signaling a new era of entrepreneurship in the region. More...

Posted 1/3/2017 09:10 PM

Hanah Resort chef brings a taste of comfort and home

Classics mix with an occasional taste of Caribbean and Cajun flavors

From Far Rockaway, Queens to the Catskill Mountains might not seem like a long journey, but if you came via Disney World, Mission Point in Michigan or the Kentucky Derby, as Chef Davis Louis Jr. did, then the journey is considerably longer. More...

Posted 12/27/2016 11:47 PM

Wreathed in Joy!

In Roxbury, businesses and residents each started the season with undecorated wreaths and went all out to win a competition held as part of the Soup and Sip celebration to support seasonal decorations on the town's historic Main Street.   More...

Posted 12/27/2016 11:47 PM

Business owners hopeful of holiday shopping boost

Merchants looking for strong finish to gift giving season

Local business owners are reporting steady, if not wildly successful sales as the holiday shopping season moves to its peak in the next 10 days and early snow falls, including one this week, have ski center operators feeling optimistic. More...

Posted 12/13/2016 08:37 PM

Brisk holiday business for Auxiliary Thrift Shop

Margaretville — The Thrift Shop of the Auxiliary of Margaretville Hospital and Mountainside Residential Care Center sold more than $1,500 in merchandise the first two days of the busy holiday shopping season.  More...

Posted 12/6/2016 07:56 PM

Dine Out for Thanksgiving

Holidays are meant to be celebrated and local restaurants are set to go! Whether you celebrate with a family dinner out on Thanksgiving Day or wait until the weekend to kick up your heels, the chefs and their teams are waiting for you. More...

Posted 11/22/2016 09:23 PM

Maeve Walsh launches Pretty Face Skin Care products

Young entrepreneur overcomes disability to start new venture

Maeve Walsh will officially launch a new line of skin care products with a show and sampling event on Saturday, Nov. 12. More...

Posted 11/8/2016 08:00 PM

Car Care Veterans

CELEBRATION — Jackie Keller, left, was one of scores of old friends and customers who stopped by B & D Motors in Margaretville last Friday to help the Dabritz family celebrate the 37th anni More...

Posted 11/1/2016 07:25 PM

Brookside fills home and auto needs

Neither fire nor flood can keep the folks at Brookside Hardware from serving their community and, as a heavy winter approaches, the hybrid hardware store/automobile dealership is ready for whatever may hit. More...

Posted 10/25/2016 06:21 PM

Nappi Tile and Marble helps owners make a splash

Homeowners looking to make a splash for the holidays can look to Nappi Tile and Marble in Davenport Center, just outside of Oneonta, for help in designing and installing the perfect project whether it’s an entryway, kitchen or bathroom. More...

Posted 10/18/2016 07:48 PM

Catskill Seasons serves comfort classics with some spicy sidekicks!

Come for the food, stay as long as you like ...

At Catskill Seasons Inn, Vicki and Chago Betes are living the quintessential Catskill dream. A decade ago, after spending many years visiting on weekends and pining for a way to stay full time, the pair found their way. More...

Posted 10/11/2016 10:27 PM

Beaverdam specializes in new construction, renovations, restorations

Roxbury-based Beaverdam Builders has earned a reputation as one of the region’s finest construction businesses ever since Steve Walker founded the company in 1980. More...

Posted 10/11/2016 10:27 PM

ABBA & Son Construction always ready to build

For more than 30 years, Bob Rowe has used his construction skills and general mechanical talents to restore homes in New Jersey and New York. More...

Posted 10/4/2016 05:08 PM

Zephyr Restaurant has already put down roots

Farm-to-Table fare wins with locals and visitors

In the two short years since it opened, The Zephyr Restaurant has firmly established itself as one of the region’s “must visit” restaurants and developed a clientele of both seasonal visitors and permanent residents. More...

Posted 9/27/2016 07:53 PM

Colonial Inn’s fame is old-fashioned buffet

It would make Grandma proud!

Steve Witte never thought, when he was hanging around his grandmother’s boarding house in Phoenicia, that he would one day own and operate a hotel, bar, and restaurant in the Catskills. More...

Posted 9/13/2016 08:54 PM

New Second Chance shop offers wide array of bargains

Rt. 28 location between Arkville and Fleischmanns

Stan Teuber needed a second career and though is wife Beth is still working on her first career, the pair has opened a new antique and thrift shop and both of them are diving in to make it a success. More...

Posted 9/6/2016 09:23 PM

Flour Patch crew bids adieu; popular eatery to become Picnic

Kari Blish closing shop; new owner to reopen restaurant next week

For those mourning the loss of The Flour Patch this week, good news is on the horizon. More...

Posted 8/30/2016 06:45 PM

Owner of Elevation Barbershop strives to be on the cutting edge

Catskill Mtn. native looking to build on early success

Throughout his childhood, Christian Scott benefitted from his upbringing in the Catskill Mountains. The lifelong area resident became licensed as a barber after attending Ulster BOCES in Port Ewen.  More...

Posted 8/16/2016 08:38 PM

New barber sets up shop on Main Street, Fleischmanns

When Christian Scott heard news about the Fleischmanns barbershop closing its doors, he seized the opportunity to step in and take over. More...

Posted 8/9/2016 08:41 PM